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"Sorry, go": Blight calls for Crows to cut Stengle


Malcolm Blight believes the Crows should make the tough call to part ways with Tyson Stengle.

The forward was stood down by Adelaide in December after a third off-field incident in 2020.

In October, Stengle pleaded guilty to drink-driving, not long after he was caught in possession of an illicit substance.

As of this week, the Crows are yet to make a decision on Stengle’s future as they work with the AFL, the AFLPA and his management on what should happen next.

Blight, however, believes Adelaide should cut ties with the talented 22-year-old, given his trio of indiscretions.

“I had a rule … three times and you’re out,” the former Crows coach told Sportsday SA.

“First time it’s your bad luck, second time is our bad luck, third time, come on, go.

“But you need to put all those ducks in a row to see why it happened, when it happened and how it happened and then once you’ve got that information that’s there, and there’s been three misdemeanours, I say go. Sorry, go.

“However, if there are extenuating circumstances, and every case is different, that’s the only rider.

“On face value it doesn’t look great.”

Stengle re-signed with the Crows until the end of 2022 in August.

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